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Basil (eleventh/twelfth century)

 
 

Obverse

Bust of St. Basil offering a blessing with his right hand. On either side, epigrapy: ||η : ὁ ἅ(γιος) Βα[σίλ]η(ος). Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of five lines, beginning with a cross. Border of dots.

ασι
λονΦυ
ατεσον
λατριΝ̣
μακαΡ̣

Βασίλειον φύ[λ]ατ(τ)ε σὸν λάτριν, μάκαρ

Obverse

Bust of St. Basil offering a blessing with his right hand. On either side, epigrapy: ||η : ὁ ἅ(γιος) Βα[σίλ]η(ος). Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of five lines, beginning with a cross. Border of dots.

ασι
λονΦυ
ατεσον
λατριΝ̣
μακαΡ̣

Βασίλειον φύ[λ]ατ(τ)ε σὸν λάτριν, μάκαρ

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.800
Diameter 20.0 mm; field: 14.0 mm
Previous Editions

Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden I, no. 185.

Translation

Βασίλειον φύλαττε σὸν λάτριν, μάκαρ.

Blessed one, protect your servant Basil.

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